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Drivers who threatened cyclist ordered to take part in PSA about bicycle safety

Published: Jul. 20, 2017 at 3:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2017 at 3:23 PM CDT
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - You probably remember seeing a video of an angry passenger yelling expletives a cyclist in St. Clair County back in April.

Those men were arrested and we learned the judge is making them learn more about the cycling community.

John and Brandon Godwin pled guilty to harassment charges. The judge is also requiring them to take part in a video public service announcement on safety with cyclists.

We're told the PSA on bike safety will be on the three-foot-rule. It's a state law requiring drivers to maintain a three-foot space between their vehicle and any bicycle it approaches and passes.

We spoke with a few cyclists Wednesday in Homewood who say drivers need to respect everyone on the road.

"It happens more often than it gets reported, unfortunately. People think that we're in their way. They are in a hurry to go nowhere really. Its sad we don't respect each other the way that we should," Lindsey Griffin, a cyclist said.

Back in May, the Godwins' turned themselves into police after the video surfaced.

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